We’re delighted to announce that our new choral learning aid, ChoirGuides, is out now!
Singers all over the world can learn their voice parts with ease using our revolutionary interactive player, which lets you highlight your voice part on the fly so that it stands out. Sing along at home while following the music on screen. Using ChoirGuides is like standing next to the best singer in your section!
The site also makes it easier to take part in a virtual choir recording: sing along with the accompaniment or hear your own part in your ear while you record your part.
Our initial release of fifteen pieces (full list below) centres around some of John Rutter’s best-loved shorter anthems and choral songs, together with two favourites by Mozart and Fauré. Each track has been specially recorded by hand-picked members of the Cambridge Singers and John Rutter himself, with expert accompaniments provided by Royal Choral Society accompanist Richard Pearce.
John Rutter says:
“These are exceptional times, and choirs are responding to the challenge in new and inventive ways. We hope this new tool will prove especially useful now and also for years to come, as choirs will always be glad of help learning their music.”
It is free to create a ChoirGuides account. When logged in, choirs and individual singers can browse the catalogue and pick which track(s) they would like to purchase. After purchasing a track, singers will gain immediate access to the piece and can sing along as many times as they wish.
The ChoirGuides music library includes:
- A Clare Benediction (John Rutter)
- A flower remembered (John Rutter)
- A Gaelic Blessing (John Rutter)
- All things bright & beautiful (John Rutter)
- Amazing Grace (arr. John Rutter)
- Cantique de Jean Racine (Gabriel Fauré)
- For the beauty of the Earth (John Rutter)
- God be in my head (John Rutter)
- Look at the world (John Rutter)
- Look to the day (John Rutter)
- Magical Kingdom (John Rutter)
- Ave verum Corpus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)
- The Music’s Always There With You (John Rutter)
- When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. John Rutter)